Friends,

 

We are extremely disappointed that on Friday San Francisco Mayor London Breed vetoed the CityÕs resolution in support of the Bay Delta Water Quality Control Plan.  The resolution, sponsored by Supervisor Aaron Peskin, had been approved unanimously by all 11 members of the Board of Supervisors earlier in the week. The Supervisors could override the veto, but wonÕt be meeting prior to the State Water Board hearing on Wednesday. You can read about the MayorÕs veto in the Chronicle.

 

While addressing the Supervisors last week, SFPUC General Manager Harlan Kelly stated, "I just want to end it that we want to thank Peskin's office because there was a gap between the original resolution and so we worked with them and we feel that we're at a place where we feel comfortable with the resolution."

 

But then two days after the vote, GM Kelly followed up with a letter stating, "Over the past week, I worked closely with the sponsor of the Resolution, Supervisor Peskin, to draft amendments to the Resolution...However, after further review, it is clear that the language in this Resolution is counterproductive to our on-going settlement negotiations and does not accurately reflect SFPUC's position on the Plan update.Ó

 

HowÕs that for an about-face?

 

The Mayor never met with us, so she only heard one side of the story.  Please send Mayor Breed an email expressing your disappointment in her veto and encouraging her to view our 8-minute video that unravels the SFPUCÕs misinformation campaign — https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pL_INODOxsI&feature=youtu.be

 

Mayor BreedÕs email address is MayorLondonBreed@sfgov.org.

 

State Water Board Hearing on Wednesday

 

Can you join us?  After more than five years of debate, the State Water Board is finally poised to make a decision on the Bay Delta Plan.  We expect this to be an historic moment.

 

The hearing will be held at the Cal EPA Building, 1001 I Street in Sacramento on Wednesday, November 7 starting at 9:30am.  The agenda is posted at https://www.waterboards.ca.gov/board_info/agendas/2018/nov/11060718_agenda.pdf (scroll down to page 3).

 

Paddle with the Salmon

 

LetÕs get out on the River and have some fun!  TRT will host canoe trips on the lower Tuolumne on November 10 and 11 — in the heart of the salmon spawning season.  So far this season over 2,000 salmon have come up the River to spawn.

 

Details and tickets are available at https://www.tuolumne.org/events/canoetrips/

 

We hope to see you soon.

 

-Peter


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Peter Drekmeier

Policy Director

Tuolumne River Trust

peter@tuolumne.org

(415) 882-7252